Covid-19 State News

Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Thursday, July 2, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

1 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy held his daily coronavirus briefing.

Unemployment in NJ:

  • $9.1 billion have been paid out to New Jerseyans

Contact tracing:

  • 2,664 individuals applied to become a contact tracer
  • 357 individuals have on boarded since June 11, 2020

Daily indicators:

  • Total cases: 172,356
  • Hospitalizations 1,027
  • ICU/CCU admissions: 216
  • Discharges: 83
  • Death toll: 13,251

Reopening in NJ

  • Effective Friday, limit on outdoor gatherings can be raised from 250 to 500
  • Extending public health emergency for additional 30 days
  • Limits on all indoor gatherings – 25% of capacity, but with a maximum of 100 people – remain unchanged.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

  • 3 new cases of MIS-C in NJ
  • 51 total
  • Either tested positive for COVID-19 or positive antibody tests
  • 9 currently hospitalized

Voting in NJ

  • Primaries is on July 7
  • There are hybrid voting (mail + in-person)
  • Murphy suggests voting by mail

Happening today:
Museums, amusement parks, casinos, playgrounds, libraries and more are set to reopen at limited capacity Thursday.

Latest official numbers:

As of Thursday morning, there are 171,928 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New Jersey with 13,224 coronavirus-related fatalities.

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